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She Was a Good Car

September 23rd, 2012 at 06:56 pm

Well, with 147,530 miles on it, our 20 year old Crown Victoria has gone to its new home. After putting in $1000 worth of labor fixing up and painting our old house, it's gone to one of the workman who bartered that labor for it. It was a little sad seeing it being driven away, but also nice knowing it's gone to a good home with people who really needed a nice family car. And he knows how to pop the dent out that my mother gave it when she backed her truck into it with the tailgate down.

I think this is the only nice photo I have of it that doesn't have a family member in it. That was the first nice car we ever bought and only the second car I'd ever owned. It was a 1992 that we bought in 1998 for $13,000 with only 19,500 miles on it. It had been beautifully maintained and it purred like a kitten. It was one of the most comfortable riding cars I've ever owned. When we bought her they said she should get to 200,000 miles easy, possibly 250,000 on that engine. She was still beautiful.

We weren't driving it because it needed brake work and a new battery, so we've essentially been a one car family for quite some time, but now it's official. On Monday DH takes the little paper down to the courthouse to make it legal and then he goes to the insurance company to drop the insurance on it. It won't be much of a difference because it only had the most basic stuff on it as it was so old, but it will be a little less.

It kind of feels like the end of an era seeing it go, but I'm glad it went to be reused instead of recycled. It was in too nice of a physical shape for me to be happy with the idea of it going to a junk heap when with a little work on the brakes it is perfectly useable for several more years.

It will cost us $5 to transfer title, but that's an acceptable amount to us for the amount of work we got on the house for it.

7 Responses to “She Was a Good Car”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    Good trade.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I can understand your mixed feelings. I hope that when it comes time to part with my Honda, that I can find a new home/owner for it, rather than the junk yard.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice barter!

  4. Blessed Says:

    I think you made a good trade and it sounds like it will get good use.

  5. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Sounds like a good barter and a win-win end result!

  6. starfishy Says:

    always sad to let go of an old trusted car! but so cool that you got handy work in return and that it's going to a family that can really use a car.

  7. Jenny Says:

    I love this picture! Drive your car forever and return to nature at the same time. I've got my husband convinced on the car side, but not on the chickens.

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